God has a purpose for you!

For the Lord takes delight in his people; He crowns the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4

Psalm 34:1

I will bless the Lord at all times.

and also...

But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness". 2 Corinthians 12:9

God loves you!

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8.

22/04/2017

What is the rapture?

The word Rapture does not appear in the Bible. It comes from the Latin word rapare which means "seize", "snatch" or "take away." The term Rapture is used to refer to the faithful believers being taken up to meet Christ in the air as described in this passage written by the apostle Paul:

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever. (NRSV, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)

Apparently, doubts had arisen among the Thessalonian Christians regarding the fate of those Christians who had died before Christ returned. Would they miss out on the glorious events of Christ's second coming and the resurrection? Paul assured them in this way that God would save those who had already died, as well as those still living.

01/04/2017

Let us rejoice because ....

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Titus 3:4
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20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Ever felt that everything you do does not satisfy, you are looking for something more exciting, fulfilling however you've tried everything under the sun and still you feel empty and hurt. Why don't you consider Jesus? 

Jesus went back to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and as usual he went to the meeting place on the Sabbath. When he stood up to read from the Scriptures, he was given the book of Isaiah the prophet. He opened it and read,

The Lord’s Spirit has come to me,
because he has chosen me
to tell the good news to the poor.
The Lord has sent me to announce freedom for prisoners,
to give sight to the blind, to free everyone who suffers,
and to say, ‘This is the year the Lord has chosen.’ “

Jesus closed the book, then handed it back to the man in charge and sat down. Everyone in the meeting place looked straight at Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, “What you have just heard me read has come true today.” Luke 4:16-21
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21/03/2017

Jesus ..said ..Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink

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John 7:37

37 On the last and greatest day of the festival,(B) Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.(C)38 Whoever believes(D) in me, as Scripture has said,(E) rivers of living water(F) will flow from within them.”[a](G)

Isaiah 58:11

The Lord will guide(A) you always;
    he will satisfy your needs(B) in a sun-scorched land(C)
    and will strengthen(D) your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,(E)
    like a spring(F) whose waters never fail.

This is to be understood not of a natural thirst, though the allusion is to it, which is very painful and distressing; as the instances of the Israelites in the wilderness, Samson after he had slain the Philistines, and our Lord upon the cross, show; much less a sinful thirst, a thirst after the riches, honours, and pleasures of this life;
but a spiritual thirst, or a thirst after spiritual things, after salvation by Christ, and a view of interest in it, free and full pardon of sin through him, justification by his righteousness, a greater degree of knowledge of him, more communion with him, and conformity to him, and after the sincere milk of the word,..
and such that thirst after these things, and eagerly desire them, and are in pain and uneasiness without them, as a man is, who has a violent thirst upon him, are such as are regenerated and quickened by the Spirit of God, and are made sensible of themselves, and of their state and condition by nature. 

Now these Christ invites to come unto him, not to Moses and his law, moral or ceremonial, and to obedience to them, and works of righteousness done by them, to any creature, or creature acts; for these are cisterns without water, where no true peace, joy, righteousness, and salvation are to be had; but to himself, who is the fountain of gardens, the well of living waters, and who is as rivers of water in a dry land, to thirsty souls: 

and when come to him, which is by believing in him, they are encouraged to drink; 

that is, to take of the water of life freely, or to take of his grace freely; salvation by him is of free grace, and the pardon of sin is according to the riches of grace, and justification is freely by his grace, and so all other blessings; and of this they may drink abundantly, or they may partake of it largely: 

there is a fulness of grace in Christ, and there is an abundance of it communicated to his people; it is exceeding abundant; it flows, and overflows, and may be drank of to satisfaction, till their souls are as a watered garden, and they are satisfied with the goodness of the Lord.

27/02/2017

Helen Cadbury: the founder of Pocket Testament league

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In 1893, a young girl of 13, Helen Cadbury found new life in Jesus-Christ and the power of the Scriptures through the Holy Spirit. She was so excited about sharing her faith that she asked her school friends to sew pockets in their dresses to carry the small New Testaments her dad had given them. They made a pledge to 'read a portion of the Scriptures daily, carry it with them wherever they went and use it to share their faith with others. They called their group the Pocket Testament league.
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11/01/2017

Good morning

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding
For through me your days will be many
and years will be added to your life
If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you
If you are a mocker you alone will suffer.


08/01/2017

Blessed assurance!


























Where do you turn to when your soul is in turmoil? Why? 
We are having a great Sunday, this morning in Ambernac, worship and teaching was great and we had a lovely time with our friends afterwards.
Tasty lunch and restful afternoon.
It's getting dark and suddenly I find myself besieged by questions that bring worries!
Only one solution. 
Speaking the truth to my soul and tell her to rest in the Lord's unfailing love!
This is the answer. Jesus-Christ told us: 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.'





Psalm 1
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, 
And in His law he meditates day and night. 
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
And its leaf does not wither; 
And in whatever he does, he prospers. 
4 The wicked are not so, but they are like chaff which the wind drives away.